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Staff vacancies at the Science Council, the Science Council's member bodies and relevant external organisations are advertised here.

Science Council Vacancies

Professional Registration Executive

c. £24,000 pa - Role Description
Farringdon, London EC1

The Science Council is passionate about the professional practice of science and wants to reach more than 5 million science workers in the current UK workforce and their employers; the message is of the importance to society and to individuals of professionalism and professional registration in science. Professional registration is a peer review process in which the individual’s professional competence is assessed and it is paramount in assuring the quality of the work undertaken by scientists and science technicians. With significant funding from the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Science Council has established a Professional Pathways Project to lead the work to increase the uptake of professional registration in science.  

The Professional Registration Executive is key to developing this Project with new marketing and promotional activities, an enhanced user experience and by supporting the professional bodies in the implementation of innovation and good practice. This Executive will also support the design, implementation, decision-making, evaluation and review process for the Project and work closely with colleagues in the Science Council and professional bodies.

The successful individual will understand the role of professional bodies and the ways in which they support professional scientists and technicians.  They will have experience of working in a volunteer-led environment with a multiplicity of stakeholders. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with solid office-based and committee experience (at least two years); be a confident and capable communicator; have strong administrative and database skills; be able quickly to build good relationships with stakeholders; and be comfortable working as part of a small, dedicated team.  You will necessarily appreciate science careers and professions, and be passionate about science.

Please send a full curriculum vitae, completed diversity monitoring form and a covering letter, setting out how you meet the criteria and why you are interested in this role, to

Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 10th June 2015Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 18th June in central London.

Administrator/Office Manager

c. £26,000 pa - Role Description
Farringdon, London EC1

The Science Council is seeking an experienced administrator to play a central role in ensuring the organisation operates efficiently and effectively.  The Administrator/Office Manager is absolutely key to delivering Science Council’s ambition to develop the skills and professionalism of the UK’s science workforce.

The Administrator/Office Manager will suit someone seeking variety in their job, is calm under pressure and likes to work in a small team.  The role has lead responsibility for premises and all office systems, including IT and they will liaise with and manage contractors, sales invoicing, purchasing and supplies.  The Administrator/Office Manager will also support the Science Council’s role as an umbrella body for learned societies and professional bodies in science, ensuring member organisations receive the support and information they need, as well as supporting the meetings and events that bring members and volunteers together.  The successful candidate will also have some book-keeping experience (but need not be formally qualified), will have an eye for detail and enjoy producing accurate financial reports.  

Essential skills include a knowledge and understanding of office and business systems, book-keeping and MS Office, especially Excel.  You must have the experience necessary to play a key role as the Science Council implements a new CRM system in Salesforce later in the year and will have managed external contractors and office suppliers in a previous role.  As first point of contact for the organisation an excellent telephone manner is also essential. 

The post as advertised is full-time but we would consider applicants wishing to work flexibly or reduced hours.

Please send a full curriculum vitae, completed diversity monitoring form and a covering letter, setting out how you meet the criteria and why you are interested in this role, to

Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 15th June 2015Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 25th June in central London.


Member Organisation Vacancies

Energy Institute

Training and Qualifications Officer

Up to £22,000 p.a. plus benefits

Permanent role

The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body for the global energy industry, providing learning and networking opportunities, professional recognition and energy knowledge resources for individuals and companies worldwide. It serves society with independence, disseminating knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system.

We are now looking to appoint a Training and Qualifications Officer to join our friendly team in central London to help us develop our rapidly expanding commercial training provision. The post-holder will be responsible for making sure that the training we offer meets our high standards and that we provide an excellent level of support to our trainers and delegates. 

The successful candidate will have an interest in developing a career training and adult learning. Ideally educated to degree-level, they will be able to demonstrate a mature, customer focused approach to their work, and show evidence of their problem solving abilities and attention to detail.

They will undertake a two year training programme to develop their knowledge of training quality systems and processes including a CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Learning and Development Practice.   A CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Learning and Development Practice is desirable but not essential – if required, the Energy Institute will sponsor the successful applicant to achieve this qualification.

Please send CV and covering letter explaining how you meet our requirements by 7 June 2015 to or Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR.